New York Film Critics Circle awards The Artist and more

The Artist

The Artist - PosterThere is no stopping the Awards season now, with announcements for the Gotham Awards and the nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards announced in the last 24 hours. Now we can add the winners of the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle awards to the list.

Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist took out the top prize, with nods also for his directing. Brad Pitt was the winner of

It also looks as though starring in every film of 2011 has paid off for Jessica Chastain, who was recognised as Best Supporting Actress for her roles in The Tree of LifeThe Help and Take Shelter. It was also pleasing to see Albert Brooks recognised for his role in Drive.

The full list of winners are:

Best Picture: The Artist

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian – Moneyball

Best Actor: Brad Pitt – MoneyballThe Tree of Life

Best Actress: Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks – Drive

Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain – The Tree of LifeThe HelpTake Shelter

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life

Best Nonfiction Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation

Best First Feature: Margin Call